Watch: André Greipel celebrates surviving La Planche des Belles Filles with cyclocross celebration

The German decided to have some fun after a tough day in the mountains

Stage six of the Tour de France 2019 provided the first opportunity to see the form of the GC contenders  as the peloton tackled La Planche des Belles Filles, with defending champion Geraint Thomas (Ineos) answering his critics with a strong ride.

However, an often forgotten group of riders on mountain stages is the sprinters, with television cameras rushing off to interview the victors as these heavier riders empty their tanks in order to reach the finish line within the time limit.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.